Kapa Haka ninjas raise $100K for Chch quake victims #eqnz #chch

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A concert featuring the countrys top kapa haka roopu has raised more than $100,000 for Christchurch earthquake relief.

The finalists from last months Te Matatini national championships reconvened in Rotorua at the weekend to encore their battle.

Organiser Trevor Maxwell the audience of more than 4000 was enthralled, and the teams were able to perform without the pressure of competition.

Te Arawa representatives included Manaia, Nga Uri o Te Whanoa, Tuhourangi-Ngati Wahiao, Ngati Rangiwewehi and supreme champions Te Mataarae i Orehu. They were joined by several groups from the Tai Rawhiti region as well as Opotiki Mai Tawhiti, Te Whanau a Apanui and Auckland-based team Te Waka Huia.

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  1. Awesome event, fantastic kaupapa. Ko nga kapa i tu ki te atamira hei tautoko i te kaupapa, ka wani ke! Without the atmosphere of competition it had a very special 'feel' all its own, with several tamariki standing with their kapa on stage and giving show-stealing performances. All in the name of helping others, kaore he mea i tua atu i te aroha. Our whole family went and we had the best time! Well done to all the performers, organisers, everyone who donated their time and resources. To matau waimarie i reira matau i waenganui i nga toki o te ao kapa haka! Whakaaro rangatira! Te iwi Maori ki runga!

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